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Updated May 12, 2017
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  • Then your manager rates you, and then it goes up to upper management for "calibration (in 18 reviews)

  • Work ends when contract ends unless you find another position before your (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Employer of Choice!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CACI International full-time

    Pros

    The CEO is smart and cares. This creates a tone at the top that tells employees that they matter. Leadership is strategic and collaborative. They are focused on growth and innovation but not at the expense of the employees. This came through loud and clear when the company absorbed 100% the price increase in benefits for FY18.

    Cons

    Nothing to report at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire and invest in great people.


  2. "Good corporate support environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CACI International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Corporate systems are mature and dependable so employee self-service is straightforward.

    Cons

    Tough for senior people to take advantage of mobility


  3. "Flexible career options, competitive benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Proposal Manager in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Proposal Manager in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CACI International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible career paths
    - Competitive benefits package

    Cons

    - Salary scale seems low


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Background Investigator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Background Investigator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Background Investigator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CACI International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    at least i have a job

    Cons

    new information is not disseminated well throughout the company, raises promised at certain markers but never received. During training they boasted about how easy it would be to try another position should we not be satisfied with the current one; I spoke to my manager about wanting to and was told she would not help me


  6. "Great job, no so great office building"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Project Manager Technical in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Deputy Project Manager Technical in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CACI International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Challenging work
    Great manager of whom I am able to get the answers to my work related questions

    Cons

    Working with other teams who aren't as dedicated to the project.
    "High school" atmosphere - cliques
    Some people do not want to take responsibility for their incorrect work product

    Advice to Management

    Compared to other office buildings, this location is sub par. There's no windows/knowledge of what's going on outside. Making the workplace more "fresh" would brighten up some of the morale.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "It's contract work, what can you say..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CACI International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    CACI gets some interesting projects; I have never had to fear CACI losing its contract with the agency I was at.

    Cons

    There is very little training given to you by CACI when you first start--you basically just get thrown in the deep end. If you're working at a client site, be prepared to feel like you are completely on your own. CACI management is either spread too thin or doesn't care about knowing what its employees are doing on site. Either way, the end result is a hands off management philosophy which makes things like travel reimbursement, advancement, and a basic sense of loyalty to the company out of reach.

    Advice to Management

    Provide your employees better options to change positions within the company.


  8. "Stable, growing company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at CACI International (More than a year)

    Pros

    long term contracts, ethical culture

    Cons

    not a lot of room to move around


  9. "Department Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CACI International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good training and programs for career enhancement (proposals, for example), competitive salaries and benefits, experienced government contractor

    Cons

    can get lost in large company and there's always some uncertainty about whether government contracts will continue beyond the 5 years awarded


  10. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director - DHS in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Director - DHS in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CACI International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong core competencies and aggressive M&A strategy to broaden market breadth and depth.

    Cons

    Weak employee growth and commitment.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Background Investigator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Background Ingestigator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Background Ingestigator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CACI International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You do get to make your own hours and create your own schedule but those are the only pros

    Cons

    I just started as a level one background investigator. I had 6 weeks of training, and once you get into the field it seems as though the training was a waste. Nothing learned in training comes close to what you actually do. It is also hard to get a direct answer from anyone. If I ever have a question I have to call at least 3 people all of which have different answers to my questions. It seems as though no one exactly knows what they are doing. You are graded on your quality and quantity you can produce with unfair metrics. It is very hard to reach an acceptable score when everyone you need to interview will not return your calls. I have had to show up unannounced at a workplace to try and track people down. They don't tell you at all what it is you will be doing when you accept the job, make you sign a year contract, and then you actually find out what you do on a normal day. Also the pay is not substantial enough for what you have to do everyday and it does not differ based on your job location.

    Advice to Management

    Have an accurate and detailed job description that details what you do as an investigator every day. Develop the training courses so that they are actually somewhat helpful. It seems as though I learned nothing after 6 months of training.


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